Staff Officer (2 year fixed term contract)

200000FM Requisition #

Role: Staff Officer (x 2 posts)

Salary: £29,064-£40,698

Advert Close Date: 27 September 2020


The Role

The function of the Staff Officer is to provide comprehensive support to members of the Force Executive Team in fulfilling their responsibilities. The role is a two year fixed term contract and welcomes applicants who are able to demonstrate they possess the skills and experience relevant to the role.


Role Responsibilities

You will:

  • Provide a comprehensive and highly confidential support service to the Force Executive Team, working with their Executive Assistants to manage the workload across  multiple portfolio areas.
  • Have an awareness of current policy and procedure within West Midlands Police and have an awareness of proposed future developments particularly in relation to the nominated portfolio areas.
  • Environmentally scan (both internally and externally) to detect emerging issues related to the portfolio area and brief accordingly.
  • Provide an appropriate and professional response to a wider range of enquiries (both internal and external). This will include papers and briefing documents for a wide range of stakeholders including the Office of Police and Crime Commission, Home Office, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary Fire and Rescue Service, National Police Chiefs Council, Members of Parliament and members of the public.
  • Regularly attend portfolio based and force wide meetings, whilst maintaining the highest levels of integrity in dealing with information of a confidential nature.

Essential Knowledge and Experience

You will have:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) with an ability to produce and critique reports, papers and deliver briefings
  • Highly developed influencing and negotiation skills with senior stakeholders.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and engage with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Ability to identify risks and issues, solve complex problems and innovate.
  • Be personably credible, with discretion and integrity.
  • Awareness and sensitivity to manage successfully in a political environment.
  • Able to deliver results in a pressured environment with the ability to make rational decisions and take decisive action.
  • Confident and capable in providing advice on policy, procedure and strategy up to and including strategic level




Based at Lloyd House, in Birmingham city centre, the role has standard full time contractual hours with agile / flexible working available. You will work alongside a team of other Staff Officers to provide cover for the Command Team between 0800 hours and 1700 hours on weekdays.


This role is a two year fixed term contract.


Interviews will take place in October 2020.


Please note: There are two posts available which have differing start dates. The first start date will be in November 2020 (subject to successful vetting), with the second start date in January 2021 (subject to successful vetting).


Two information workshops will run to provide candidates with further information on:


Tuesday 22 September 2020, 13.00-14.00 hrs


Thursday 24 September 2020, 13.00-14.00 hrs

To book a place at this skype information session please contact Gregg Arrand at:


Diversity and Inclusion Vision:  Maximise the potential of people from all backgrounds through a culture of fairness and inclusion to deliver the best service for our communities"


West Midlands Police is a Disability Confident Leader - the highest level an organisation can achieve under the scheme run by the Department of Work and Pensions.  As part of our commitment we operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme - all candidates who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview.

West Midlands Police are currently undertaking a long term review of staff pay and conditions.  The grade, pay and other terms of employment are therefore subject to review and may change in the future.

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